Higher Education for Seniors
Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson) www.bard.edu/institutes/lli Bard’s Lifetime Learning Institute is a volunteer, membership-run organization that offers non-credit courses to men and women of retirement age who have a desire for lifelong learning. Classes are held during the spring and fall semesters and a January mini-session. For a copy of their catalog and more information, call (845) 758-7314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dutchess Community College (Poughkeepsie) www.sunydutchess.edu For information on continuing education and non-credit classes contact the Office of Community Services at (845) 431-8910. Seniors may also audit classes when space is available by arrangement with the Secretary to the Registrar, who can be reached at (845) 431-8028.
Marist College (Poughkeepsie) www.marist.edu/gpp/cls Marist has a volunteer membership-run organization that provides for intellectual and cultural exploration and development for men and women of retirement age. The Center for Lifetime Study (CLS), offers non-credit courses covering topics reflecting a variety of interests. There is a membership fee and a long waiting list. For further information call CLS at (845) 575-3000 ext. 2011. Seniors may also audit classes when space is available by arrangement with the instructor.
Vassar College (Poughkeepsie)www.lifelonglearning.vassar.edu An adult educational program affiliated with Vassar College offering a broad range of non-credit educational courses and activities to members 55 and over at a minimal cost. Classes are taught by volunteer members, retired and active faculty, and outside experts. Find out more at (845) 437-7229.
Visit www.coursera.org/suny to learn more about courses from the State University of New York and other area institutions.
Senior Community Service Employment Program
The Senior Community Service Employment Program provides temporary training experience for people age 55 and older that want to re-enter the workforce. You must qualify according to Federal financial guidelines. Go to www.pathstone.org or call (845) 298-8998 x22 for more information.
(Resources from: Office of the Aging)